One Struggle Progressive Open Mic 3/19/15

The upcoming Open Mic will be amping up for Miami May Day! Featured Performers: The Barely Damned - Ryan Carney-Guitar & Vocals + Bryan Abramowitz- Vocals. Bora - Victoria Gonzalez-Bredy - vocals + Ahmet Hassan- guitar. Cyril - guitar & vocals - originals, Nina Simone covers & Haitian folk songs. Scenes from As the World [...]

Report from Yannick Etienne — RRN campaign results

We are very grateful for all the support and solidarity we have received from a lot of individuals and organizations. This kind of support is very important and strengthens our conviction and our determination to keep up the struggle till the end. This kind of support also shows the internationalist nature of the struggles we [...]

RRN: #DefendYannick – Building Pressure!

“Down with yellow unions that sell out the workers’ struggle for a pittance!” UPDATE: There is a general strike in Haiti Mon 2/9 – Tues 2/10. RRN will deliver our signed statement to the thugs at CNOHA on Wed 2/11. That gives us two more days to gather support! Please share widely. Batay Ouvriye [...]

Batay Ouvriye’s autonomous presence in recent demonstrations

Two types of struggles: the struggle among the bourgeoisie for the control of the State Apparatus, and the struggle of the masses for another alternative: "Down with yellow unions that sell out the workers' struggle for a pittance!" "Down with Misery Wages! Down with the High Cost of Living! Down with Unemployment!" [...]

RRN: #DefendYannick – Sign the Solidarity Statement

Monday, 2/9/15, the RRN will deliver this statement to Yannick’s attackers at CNOHA. Please help us reach 100 signatures before then! On January 30, an assassination attempt was made on Yannick Etienne, a militant of Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), in the SONAPI industrial zone of Port-au-Prince. The perpetrators were flunkies of the NGO/yellow union CNOHA [...]

RRN Update: Defend Yannick Etienne – Interview with Yannick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7YyP9TlkJU Denouncing Yellow Unions:  An Interview with Batay Ouvriye Organizer, Yannick Etienne “This is a question of using this as a business front, and it’s not really unionism… When you say union, we talking about independence, we talking about autonomous struggle, we talking about democracy, we talking about the rank and file really controlling [...]

RRN Update: Defend Yannick Etienne! SOTA-BO, Multiwear Negotiations

On January 30, an assassination attempt was made on Yannick Etienne, a militant of Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), in the SONAPI industrial zone of Port-au-Prince. The perpetrators were flunkies of the NGO/yellow union CNOHA (Central National Workers of Haiti). Some of the context of this attack revolves around ongoing negotiations between textile trade unions and [...]